Medical Translation in the History of Modern Genomics (TRANSGENE) is an ERC-funded Starting Grant that looks at the history of genomic science across three different organisms: the baker's yeast S. cerevisiae, the domestic pig Sus scrofa and Homo sapiens. Our focus is investigating how the perceived value of 'the genome' of each organism - as a resource for clinical, agricultural or industrial interventions - changed over time, and how these changing valuations shaped different collaborative initiatives to sequence human, yeast and pig DNA. The project started in October 2016 and will conclude at the end of September 2021. As a result of our research activity, a dataset documenting who determined new human, yeast and pig DNA sequences and when those new sequences were determined (with more than 2 million records) will become available at the University of Edinburgh data repository.

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